What to Consider When Selecting an Interior Designer
When you decide to work with an interior designer, you might feel a bit overwhelmed during the selection process. How will you decide who to work with to reach the best outcome for you and your home? Thankfully, there are things to keep in mind when selecting an interior designer that make your decision a little simpler.
Visit a Showroom
Nothing will help with the decision process more than walking around a showroom and seeing your taste reflected back through the designers work. When you visit a showroom you will have the opportunity to meet the designers yourself and talk through your ideas. When talking to the designers, you will be able to see your ideas come to life.
You never know what you might find in a showroom that you can’t find anywhere else. You will be exposed to the products that could be used in your own home. You might see the perfect claw-foot bathtub or chesterfield couch that makes your decision for you. A particular designer might utilize a custom cabinet line that is perfect for your interior design needs. Being armed with this type of information is what will aid you the most in your decision-making process.
What can your interior designer do? When finding an interior design business you want to work with, it would be extremely beneficial to find an interior designer, kitchen and bath store, furniture and accessory store, and a licensed contractor all in one.
A full-service firm will allow one company to create the design as well as oversee any potential construction. This will ensure the vision you and your designer created is translated to perfection, because your designer has the tools they need at their disposal. If there are ever any bumps throughout construction your contractor will have a full understanding of the design and thus be able to make the best decision to maintain the integrity of the design.
Even if you are only looking for an upgrade in your home design without construction, hiring an interior design group with a construction background is still beneficial to you. They have worked on expansive projects leading their designs to be extremely functional and beautiful while they serve your family for years to come.
Another important consideration when selecting an interior designer is their professional certifications, accreditations and association membership. It’s important to find a designer that has received the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. It’s also important that your designer received a degree from a Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) university. At L&M Design . Build . Furnish, all of our designers attended CIDA programs.
Apart from these qualifications, there are bonuses you can look for. Maybe your interior designer is a member of an association such as National Kitchen & Bath Association or Licensed Homebuilders in the State of Alabama, like the owners at L&M. Any additional certifications assure you that your designer is just that much more qualified to take on your design project.
Who you choose to help design your home is an important decision. You want to select someone who will create a space you and your family will enjoy for years to come. It’s important to do your research and decide who will design the best home for you. After all, you’re the one who has to live there!